Wednesday, November 18, 2015
France to Offer Safe Harbor to Syrian Antiquities
France has proposed an aggressive program to gather up Syrian antiquities and offer them "safe harbor" in France. The AAMD previously offered a far more modest "safe harbor" proposal that elicited opposition in the archaeological lobby. Hopefully, these ideological objections to "safe harbor" will be dropped and these groups will put protecting Syrian archaeological objects from destruction at the hands of fanatics first.